Music & Arts Ministry

From our choir for adults to our handbells, to our majestic pipe organ, and to our Temple Instrumentalist Ministry (TIM), we want to be known as a congregation that loves to sing God’s praises and make music to the glory of God.

Inquiries to the following ministries may be made through the church office 304.346.9627.


The Chancel Choir leads the worship at 11:00 a.m. and allows singers to lift their voices in praise singing all styles of choral literature. Rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.


Handbell players are intergenerational and practice on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. We have five octaves of Schulmerich Handbells.

Temple Instrumentalists

Instrumentalist group meets from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. on Thursday evenings.


The Baptist Temple houses two fine pipe organs. The sanctuary houses a 48 rank Holtkamp organ built for the church’s centennial in 1969. The Chapel houses a four stop mechanical action instrument built by Bruce and Shari Shull in Charleston, WV (1977).

Visual Arts

In addition to the music ministry, Baptist Temple affirms other forms of art as worthy instruments for Christian witness and worship. There is always some type of art exhibit taking place in our building. Quilts, wood carvings, needlework, painting and visual creations often enhance the worship area.

Special Annual Events

Ash Wednesday Service: A reflective service to begin the Lenten Season
Maundy Thursday Service: Evening Worship Service with special communion emphasis
Easter Cantata: Evening Worship Service usually held on Palm Sunday evening
Feast of Carols: Evening candlelight worship service held on either the 3rd or 4th Sunday of Advent

Other Musical Groups

The Baptist Temple is home to the Charleston Civic Chorus, directed by Dr. Dirk Johnson.